NATO and Defense of NATO Air Space: Intercepts Ramp Up During COVID-19

05/04/2020
RAMSTEIN, Germany NATO aircraft have been busy over the past two days intercepting Russian aircraft flying close to NATO airspace. On 28 April Polish fighters were scrambled under NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission from Estonia to identify two Russian Tu-160 long range bombers, escorted by several fighters and supported by…

A UK Military Response to COVID-19: RAF Helo Support

05/02/2020
Recently, three RAF Puma helicopters have been dispatched to Kinloss barracks in Moray, Scotland. They are there to be able to respond to COVID-19 incidents throughout Scotland. According to a May 1, 2020 story by David Mackay published by the Press and Journal: "One of the Pumas at Kinloss Barracks…

Sea Mines and the Chinese Threat: An Australian Perspective

05/01/2020
By Greg Mapson In mid-2018, the Chinese navy conducted one of the largest mine warfare exercises in living memory, involving some 60 minelayers and minesweepers, aircraft and submarines practising laying and countering live mines. This unprecedented exercise, supported by some of China’s top scientists and mine development specialists, increased the already growing…

Drone Delivery Company Works to Deliver COVID-19 Supplies In Remote Areas of Ghana

04/26/2020
On-demand drone delivery specialist Zipline has been contracted by Ghana’s Ministry of Health to return COVID-19 test samples from health centers in the most remote areas of the country. According to an official statement published on April 20, the U.S.-based company has already started to fly missions from four launch…

Commercial Aviation in a Post-COVID-19 Future: The Case of Washington DC’s Dulles Airport

04/23/2020
by James Durso Washington Dulles International Airport is for many people in the Washington, D.C. area the “hometown” airport, though it is also a major airport for international business travelers and has welcomed innumerable immigrants who chose to make their life in America. The airport opened in 1962 and showcases a…

NATO and the Coronavirus Crisis: An Input to Crisis Management Learning

04/18/2020
By Robbin Laird NATO and the European Union are the two European alliances which provide multi-lateral responses to crises within Europe. Clearly, a health care driven crisis such as the coronavirus crisis falls largely in the province of the individual European nations and the shared sovereignty which is delegated to…